Report: Lara Trump Weighs Running for Senate in North Carolina

Written by Martin Walsh

President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump is considering running for Senate in the North Carolina race in 2022, according to the New York Times.

The Times cites “three allies” who say the wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric is considering a run in 2022 after Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) retires.

Lara Trump worked as a senior adviser on the 2020 Trump campaign, playing a visible role on the campaign trail and as a star in a lot of the campaign’s online content.

She is a native of North Carolina and graduated from North Carolina State University but currently lives with Eric and her two children in Westchester, New York.

Other North Carolina Republicans eying the seat include Retiring Rep. Mark Walker, Former Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest, and even former Rep. Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.

Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway spoke about Lara Trump’s strengths to the Times.

“She would be formidable. She has the trifecta: She can raise money, raise awareness of key issues, and raise attention to her race,” Conway said. “Unlike many typical politicians, she connects with people and is a compelling messenger.”

Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — who had been mentioned as a possible Senate candidate in his home state — said Friday he will not run in 2022, the News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

“I love the people of North Carolina. But I not only have no plans, I have no intentions to run for the Senate in 2022,” Meadows told the newspaper by phone.

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